This compilation of the best vegetarian restaurants in Bali will show you where to fulfil your appetites with some good, healthy and organic delights. Menu items range from fresh and wholesome salad bowls, wraps and soups, to some of the most innovative satays, burgers and protein ‘meatballs’ that you’ll encounter on the island. Bali is a destination for health-conscious travellers, so it’s no wonder it’s also a paradise for vegetarians, as well.
Vegetarian restaurants in Bali are well scattered throughout the island, particularly in the central town of Ubud, which is considered the ‘spiritual and healing’ hub of Bali, and there are great restaurants here that feature amazing architecture and nature views to pair with its vegetarian and vegan offerings. Most of these restaurants cater just to vegetarians and vegans, and while some do list selections for non-vegetarians, they’re particularly for those looking for a healthy meal using the freshest and organic ingredients, masterfully prepared to bring out the best flavours.
This uniquely designed, all-bamboo restaurant is part of the eco-conscious Fivelements Bali Retreat, where you can indulge in vegan fine dining. The open-air layout also lets you enjoy views over the southern section of Ayung River valley and the resort’s well-manicured tropical gardens. The vegan cuisine here is tasty, and it claims to be able to charm even the most adamant of meat-eaters. These range from plant-based and raw dishes which aim to help you achieve an ideal balance between healing nutrition and a great gastronomical experience. On the first Friday of every month, you can try a 5-course gourmet chef's tasting menu, at IDR 575,000 (USD 43). Read More...
- Opening Hours: 07:00 – 22:00
- Location: Fivelements Bali Retreat, Jalan Raya Mambal, Mambal
- Tel: +62 (0)361 469 206
The Spicy Coconut
This small roadside café near the end of Jalan Batubelig in Kerobokan serves healthy vegan cuisine, with emphasis on fresh fruit juices and breakfast smoothie bowls (from IDR 55,000 or USD 4 per serving). The place was created as a cosy and simple place where you can drop by on the way to the beach or just as a hangout spot to meet up for a refreshing meal before continuing on your evening adventures in Seminyak with friends. There are also pancake stacks and veggie burgers for a more filling treat, as well as coffees and kombucha tea to help you with nutritional cleansing.
- Opening Hours: 08:00 – 15:00
- Location: Jalan Batubelig No. 81, Seminyak
- Tel: +62 (0)812 4645 8250
Zula Vegetarian Paradise
Zula is a longstanding vegetarian restaurant in Bali, and it offers a specialised menu of vegetarian dishes, made with fresh organic ingredients and are prepared and cooked using traditional methods. Thoughtful measures in the preparation of its cuisine range from the use of spring water and rock salt in washing produce, to the preference of stainless steel cookware over microwaves to ensure the nourishing content and flavour of the food. Teaming up with organic producers, they also avoid GM organisms or insecticides. Even their juices are all cold pressed. You can enjoy their ‘all-day breakfast’ items, ranging from buckwheat pancakes, granola mixes, scrambled tofu and fruit salads from IDR 35,000 to 75,000 (USD 3-6).
- Opening Hours: 08:00 – 24:00
- Location: Jalan Camplung Tanduk 5, Seminyak
- Tel: +62 (0)361 731 080
Warung Bodag Maliah by Sari OrganikSubak Sok Wayah, Abangan, North Ubud
This organic market initiative in Ubud specialises in growing organic vegetables and rice and making other products that can be processed from local produce. It also operates a restaurant that is literally set amongst the rice fields of North Ubud. The project called Warung Bodag Maliah pairs the open-air ambiance with wholesome meals made from organic produce harvested from the immediate farming area. Besides relishing in the healthy meals such as salads (IDR 43,000 or USD 3) and vegetarian pizzas (IDR 30,000 or USD 2.25), you can also shop for packets of wholesome whole-grain rice, jams, soy milk, honey, fresh vegetables and even homemade wine from its mini store.
- Opening Hours: 08:00 – 20:00
- Tel: +62 (0)361 780 1839
The Seeds of Life (SOL)
This raw food café and ‘Taoist tonic bar’ promotes fresh ‘living foods’, supporting Ubud’s growing raw food community. From its bar and kitchen are fresh organic juices, as well as superfood smoothies, delicious raw and vegan deserts, soft centred-tonic-herb filled raw chocolates, and superfood bliss balls. For a healthy and filling treat, try their sprouted buckwheat waffles with butterscotch ice-cream and caramel sauce, chai chia porridge, banana pancakes, raw warmed pizzas, lasagnes, Japanese nigiri, burgers, takeaway ferments and coconut yoghurt – and wash them down with a selection from their wild ancient artisan Chinese tea menu.
- Opening Hours: 08:00 - 22:00
- Location: Jalan Goutama 2, Ubud
- Tel: +62 (0)361 970 650
Divine Earth Café
Divine Earth is a vegan’s food paradise, located on one of Seminyak’s main streets. This healthy foods café offers a majority of raw food selections, ranging from zucchini rolls, lasagnes and pizzas, to a wide variety of desserts using organic produce, as well as gluten and wheat-free options. Head upstairs for a cosy space laid out with plush sofas, which is, in fact, a mini cinema where you can enjoy a variety of rare art-house movies. You can also go for their refreshing cold presses, which include such mixes as spinach, romaine, apples, lemon, ginger and agave (IDR 45,000 or USD 4), as well as other combinations that are great for detoxing.
- Opening Hours: 07:00 – 23:00
- Location: Jalan Raya Basangkasa, Seminyak
- Tel: +62 (0)361 731 964
Moksa Plant-Based Cuisine & Permaculture
This restaurant in Sayan, several minutes north of Ubud, was set up as a place for ‘awakening the senses’, particularly for the health-conscious and those seeking a balance between body and mind. Healthy food, ranging from both raw and cooked dishes, paired with organic wine, local coffees, and healthy herbal blends come together in a ‘from farm to table’ concept. Their farm alone is an actual operational permaculture organic farm, which provides green views from the restaurant. Enjoy from truly unique light bites such as a tropical jackfruit tacos (IDR 55,000 or USD 4), to hearty selections such as tempeh Ceasar salads (IDR 60,000 or USD 4.50), with a wide selection of nutritional juice blends.
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 21:00
- Location: Puskesmas Ubud II, Gang Damai, Sayan
- Tel: +62 (0)361 479 2479
The Elephant Restaurant and Bar
For wonderful views overlooking Ubud’s Campuhan River valley, head up to The Elephant restaurant, where delicious and healthy food is prepared with environmental sustainability and ethical business practices in mind. It is one of the many restaurants on the island that promotes the ‘slow food’ movement, and the menu items are all vegetarian. Many dishes are also easily adjusted towards vegan and gluten-free – all you need to do is ask. Highlights include gyoza or steam and fried Japanese dumplings with ginger, edamame and tofu in lime, honey and soy sauce (IDR 35,000 or USD 3) and a rendition of tom yum that is promoted as a hangover cure (IDR 40,000 or USD 3).
- Opening Hours: 08:00 – 21:30
- Location: Taman Indrakila, Jalan Raya Sanggingan, Ubud
- Tel: +62 (0)851 0016 1907
Earth Café & Market
Earth Cafe offers a wholesome dining experience in Seminyak, with an emphasis on natural aspects and vegetarianism through its nutritious Mediterranean selections. They can also tailor your orders to individual dietary or allergic requirements. Their menu includes locally inspired dishes such as a Balinese black rice porridge, made with coconut water and palm sugar, which is great not only great for breakfast, but at any time of the day. There are also nutritious and delicious platters such as seitan schnitzels (IDR 79,000 or USD 6) and seitan satays (IDR 75,000), as well as nasi goreng fried rice using whole grain, organic brown rice with edamame, carrots, tempeh and scallions (IDR 59,000 or USD 4.50).
- Opening Hours: 07:00 – 23:00
- Location: Jalan Kayu Aya 99, Seminyak
- Tel: +62 (0)361 736 645
Presented by Earth Café, this organic, vegan and vegetarian cinema in Ubud central lets you enjoy healthy and delectable cuisine with a unique movie-going experience. Paradiso’s menu is pretty much similar to Earth Café’s, with a vegan raw bar where you can order freshly-pressed juices made from nutritious fruits and vegetables and young coconuts, as well as coffees and sweet nibbles such as tofu lemon cheesecake, raw chocolate lava cake, and tropical fruit ice creams sorbets. At the very least you can enjoy a bowl of non-GMO popcorn while watching screenings ranging from documentaries to cartoons for the kids. Paradiso also hosts the Bali Vegan Festival annually.
- Opening Hours: 07:00 – 22:00
- Location: Jalan Goutama Selatan, Ubud
- Tel: +62 (0)361 7835 545